(Senior) Manager Business Development Battery Recycling (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Battery recycling is gaining strong significance due to the growth of electric vehicles and the swift increase in demand for lithium-ion batteries and the raw materials required to produce them. As the most efficient and sustainable smelter network in the world, Aurubis has long-standing metallurgical expertise. Aurubis will continue its investments in strategic large CapEx projects, also to develop a leading role in the forward-looking business field of battery recycling. These projects serve to become a key trailblazer for the mobility shift with our metals and process solutions. Take your chance and be a part of our exciting journey in becoming a key player in the field of battery recycling!

We are looking for you to support our team in Hamburg as a


(Senior) Manager Business Development Battery Recycling (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • In this position, you will play a strategically important role to develop businesses as well as business/commercial models within the scope of battery recycling and battery materials (chemicals and metals). Therefore, you develop business relations with suppliers and customers.
  • You establish relationships with key participants like automotive OEMs, battery manufacturers, recyclers and chemical companies that produce cathode material in the lithium-ion battery value chain. You collect, analyze and provide input of third party (e.g., OEM, cell manufacturers) requirements with regards to scope, level and quality of services and/or products.
  • In addition, you are responsible for preparing co-operations and enabling and supporting the conclusion of respective agreements.
  • You develop internal and external growth options and support M&A activities in the area of battery materials.
  • Furthermore, you develop selling and value propositions for potential partners on the supply and sales side.
  • You prepare or support the preparation of respective project proposals and supporting documentation for decision-making, including e.g., strategic rationale, business models, business plans and risk assessments.
  • You support, conduct and drive relevant market and competitive intelligence in close alignment with the strategy team.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a university degree in business administration, economics or business engineering or in a comparable field.
  • Furthermore, you have at least 5 years of relevant business experience, ideally in the lithium-ion battery supply chain or in lithium-ion battery production/recycling, automotive or e-mobility.
  • A broad understanding of the electric vehicle industry and/or lithium-ion battery supply chain as well as OEM’s requirements with regard to recycling services is needed.
  • You are eager to push the development of a new business model with your know-how and your excellent entrepreneurial, organizational and analytical thinking in an intercultural environment.
  • You possess profound project management experience and skills.
  • Fluent language skills in English and preferably in German are mandatory.
  • You can trust in your knowledge and experience in business development, including the development of business and commercial models.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high level of stakeholder management round off your profile.

We Offer

  • More than fair pay: Thanks to the tariff of the chemical industry, you can count on a top salary.
  • In addition, we offer an employee share program, a company pension plan and a performance bonus.
  • Balance your professional and private life with mobile working within Germany: You have the possibility to work mobile up to 3 days a week.
  • We give you 30 days of vacation.
  • We accompany and support you in your professional and personal development. Take advantage of our digital Learning Academy and benefit from a wide range of offers.
  • We provide you with a great deal of creative freedom to shape your work and support you in networking within the company.
  • Working in a future-oriented industry: For megatrends such as digitalization and the energy transition, our metals are the be-all and end-all.
  • Recycling is part of our core business. With us, you contribute to making the world more sustainable.
  • Last but not least, we offer a wide range of mobility solutions: e.g., JobRad, HVV ProfiTicket and a StadtRad station right infront of the office.


Apply in a few minutes and upload your CV. A streamlined process and quick feedback are important to us, so we will get back to you shortly after reviewing your documents. If your application has convinced us, we will invite you to get to know us via MS Teams. This will be followed by a personal interview on our premises. If both sides agree, you will receive a contract offer from us and we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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